Statement regarding the act of No. 240919 Corporal A Gray 1/5th
Battalion KORL Regt. for which he was awarded the Military Medal
“During the night of 14-15th August 1916, this NCO (then a Private) was
with a Machine Gun Detachment in an advanced position in Trones Wood,
covering a working party.
The Germans opened a heavy fire, killed the officer in charge of the
party, and also the NCO in charge of the Machine gun. “Gray” took charge
of the party, reorganised the men and generally rallied his comrades,
thus holding the position in face of a heavy fire until subsequently
relieved some hours later”
Accession Number: KO2696/05
‘King’s Own’ shoulder title
Accession Number: KO2696/06
Cap Badge of the Machine Gun Corps
Accession Number: KO2696/07
Embroidered Sleeve Badge - Cross rifles - Marksman’s Badge
Paper label (damaged) on the rear indicates manufacture by R Abraham &
sons. Embroiders and Gold Lacemen of 46 Deal Street? Soho London.
Accession Number: KO2696/08
Letter from MOD 4 May 1964 outlining the service of 2nd Lieutenant A G
Gray of the KO and Northumberland Fusiliers. Confirmation that he was
present during Gas Attacks - for which purpose the original letter (from
the Pension/Welfare Officer of the Royal British Legion Scotland) had
Accession Number: KO2696/09
Lieutenant Alexander Gray (1894-1970) in front of his family home in
Morecambe, whilst an officer in the Northumberland Fusiliers
Accession Number: KO2696/10
Alexander Gray on a return visit to Ypres Battlefield in 1932,
photographed alongside weapons and wearing a tin helmet left over from
Accession Number: KO2696/11
Silk Memorial Bookmark ‘In Loving memory of Corporal Tom D Hepworth,
King’s Own Royal Lancaster Regiment. Who Was killed in action in
Flanders on 2 Aug 1917.
“He did his duty and did it well.
He fought for his country ‘mid shot and shell,
And those that knew him will always say
He had done his share when called away.
Deeply mourned by his Pal, Alec Gray.”’
Number 240976 Corporal Tom Denton Hepworth, 1/5 KORLR
Accession Number: KO2696/12 and KO2696/13
Silk Memorial Bookmark ‘Peace! Perfect Peace! In Ever Loving Memory of
Driver John Herbert Pilkington No. 208114 Army Service Corps (MT). Who
passed away 7 Nov 1918 whilst on leave from duty in France after a short
and painful illness. Aged 28 years. And was interred at Heysham Church
“If Thou shouldst call me to resign
What most I prized, it ne’er was mine,
I only yield Thee what is Thine;
“Thy will be done””
Deeply mourned by his Aunt
Mrs E Pilkington and Alec
26 Sefton Road
Morecambe, W E’
Book mark includes a photographic image of Pilkington.
Accession Number: KO2696/14
Official illustrated wounded soldier discharge certificate to 2nd Lieutenant Alexander Gray MM, The Northumberland
Fusiliers, formerly 1st/5th Battalion, King's Own Royal Lancaster
Regiment, discharged 3rd June 1919. The officer certificate states
'Invalided from the Service' rather than 'Honourably discharged'. KO2696/15
Contained in original card tube as issued.
Accession Number: KO2696/15
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